Title: Thief of Hearts
Author: Ruby Moone
Genre: Historical (1806), Erotic Romance
Length: Novel (278pgs)
Publisher: JMS Books LLC (July 14, 2018)
Heat Level: Moderate – Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4 1/2 Hearts
Blurb: The year is 1806. Bastard-born jewel thief David Lambert has few rules in his personal life. Never bed the staff, never more than once with the same man, and never, ever, kiss. Attending an aristocratic party and relieving some of the wealthy of their possessions should be easy, but in the space of a weekend, one by one all his rules are shattered by a footman with a secret.
Jeremy Naylor thought he had found the man of his dreams, the one man who might understand him. Someone passionate, handsome, and respectable. But in one shocking moment his world is destroyed, and he is forced to run for his life.
Flung together to escape the hangman’s noose, the passion between David and Jeremy burns fiercely. But Jeremy yearns for respectability, and David refuses to admit what lies in his heart. Will they find a way together, or will their differences lead them to the very brink of disaster and the shadow of the gallows?
Review: While I’m not a fan of historical romances by themselves this one has an added element of mystery and thriller which delighted me from the moment it came about. Jeremy and David meet at a party and the sparks fly. Despite their different stations they gravitate towards one another while at the same time struggling with the circumstances they find themselves thrust into.
I loved how the mystery played out and the ‘who done it’. Wonderful thriller with plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader wanting more. I certainly did. I do not want to give away the story so I won’t go into details about anything.
The time period was described so accurately I felt as though I was there witnessing the events taking place as they happened. This is a great story with romance, that was sweet and hot at times, with drama, mystery and self discovery.
A truly wonderful story.